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‘Good heavens, Darcy! I doubt there are novels more complicated than this!’
Do say, Colonel. That about wraps up the premise…laughing here. Love the line.
WHAT? Mr. Wentworth has proposed?! Now that is a twist I didn’t expect at just this time although not at all a surprise. So Jane must decide a lot earlier than I thought she would…him, him or none. I don’t envy her the decision when she has just renewed her “friendship” with Charles.
Loved that Elizabeth didn’t leave without both Darcy and the Colonel meeting up with her. I want her to “run” into the latter as often as possible just to disturb those feelings that she is coming to admit to.
Thanks for the Chapter.
Do you know something, Sheila? I didn’t expect Wentworth to propose just then either! I mean I knew that he would, but right then? Nope. That end scene just wrote itself! lol
Sorry I meant former not latter
Wentworth proposed. Not expected but will Jane do as she said she would? What of bingley?
Poor Elizabeth seems as mired in emotions as does Darcy.
Can’t wait til the next chapter!
See my comment above to Sheila, Carol! I wasn’t expecting it then, either! 😀
Two more chapters next week before a little break!
Oh the Colonel certainly knows how to sum up a situation! I too loved ‘Good heavens, Darcy! I doubt there are novels more complicated than this!’ And…‘He is in between a cliff and a chasm, Bingley.’ The Colonel winked and Bingley laughed. ‘Not off the market per se, but not entirely on it, either!’
While all the above was going on, Jane has received a proposal! I think Wentworth wanted to strike before anyone else did! I’m sure he noticed Bingley’s interest. Now there will be a ball to attend with Darcy bringing his guests and having no interest in dancing. He can’t ask Miss Latimer for the first set as that may just add fuel to the rumour mill but he can’t ask Elizabeth for that will only cause more problems…oh yes, ‘I doubt there are novels more complicated than this!’
Things are going to get worse before they get better!
Looking forward to the next chapter…before Christmas?
I’m glad you liked the cliff/chasm line, Carole! It was my Regency version of being between a rock and a hard place! 😉
Yes, poor Darcy. Dilemmas left, right and centre! 😉
Yes, two more chapters before Christmas. There may be a teeny weeny cliffie to Chapter 30 next Thursday, for which I will apologise in advance!
Managed to read chapters 27 and 28 and it is getting really exciting. Looking forward to more.
Thank you, Cristina! Hope you are having a lovely time in the Christmas run-up in Spain! 😀
I am, Cass. Thank you very much. I wish you a great time too!
Well that was fun. So it was not GW who left the flowers but Darcy by way of the Colonel. The colonel is prodding Darcy but what about Bingley? I know Jane said she didn’t love the Wentworth, but he did propose. What a place to leave us. We need to know what she said, and if the Latimers are going to crash the picnic. And with Darcy doing things his own way, I can’t really say that he’s making progress. Looking forward to the next post. Jen Red
You will find out what Jane said on Tuesday, Jen!
LOL re Darcy not making much progress. Remember his hands are a little tied until he’s cleared how things stand with Latimer. He’s also still trying to discern Elizabeth’s feelings – it’s not something he’s very good at but to complicate things, Elizabeth herself is still trying to work them out too! ;D
Ah, so it WAS the Colonel who left the flowers under Darcy’s instructions, and was presumably the military man seen in Meryton at that time. I had a feeling it might be the case.
So many quotable lines in this chapter, which others have already mentioned. And as for Mr. Wentworth leaving us with that particular cliffhanger? Makes me wonder what the teeny weeny one next week might be.
Is it going to rain on the twins’ parade, or rather picnic? If it does, I can see them coming up with an inventive alternative. Oh Darcy, having to anticipate another ball whilst not having sorted out his future, or lack thereof, with Miss Latimer. How will he ensure that Elizabeth finds out about that particular change of mind?
Yes, people who wondered why, if it was Wickham, he was not recognised in Meryton, now know! (Plus we all know W, if he’s still alive, wouldn’t have the heart to leave flowers for anyone!)
Ah the good old British weather! But you’re quite right, Anji. If it won’t play ball, the twins will not settle for it being cancelled! 😀
Poor Darcy has definitely worked himself into quite the dilemma . . . “just like a man” as Miss Cornelia of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series would say. 😉
And now Jane must choose. Personally, I prefer Wentworth over Bungley at this point. I would vastly prefer to marry a man, not a flibberty-gibbet. Although Bungley may rise to the occasion; we shall see . . . .
Thank you for yet another delightful chapter, Cassandra!! You are a gem amongst gems !!
Thank you for continuing to read along and comment, Susanne! ❤
LOL re Bungley. Time will tell…
Oh hahaha oh poor Darcy! I really feel for him, he is in a whole heap of trouble now! Bound nearly to Miss Latimer and in love with Elizabeth! Hahahahahaha omg I love Bingley and Colonel Fitzwilliam they are hilarious! Thank god for them to lighten up Darcy’s dreary troubles! And Elizabeth is becoming aware of her blossoming feelings for Darcy!
And this marriage proposal from Wentworth… I do wonder if it is good news or bad? I’m leaning towards good since Jane smiles and seems happy??
You’ll find out on Tuesday re Jane, Sophia! 😉
I’m laughing at you laughing at Darcy and sympathising at the same time!:D
Oh I hope it doesn’t rain for thtomorrow picnic! I think Darcy and Elizabeth need some more time before Latimers arrive!
Thank you for commenting, Katherine!
Chapter 29 now up!
Oh, Darcy in the rain. Yes, please, more of this – Lizzy with him would be a nice bonus!
Love the Colonel. For me, you make the best fanfiction version of Darcy’s cousin. ♥
How about that, Lizzy is finally slowly becoming aware of her feelings for Darcy. Slowly (about time, I think for things to become clearer) but surely! Looking forward to more heart-twisting moments with these two.
LOL re Darcy in the rain. You may get your wish, Mel! 😉
Thank you for the kind words re the Colonel! I do find him the easiest character to write, so I have a lot of fun with him!
I started reading from the beginning yesterday and just cannot stop!! Loved this chapter!! oh my gosh, please don’t let Jane marry Wentworth!! Just wanted to thank you for writing such an amazing book so far!! onto the next chapter….
So lovely to have you reading along, Tish! Hope you continue to enjoy! ❤